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 The Retreat at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa will screen IPL games on request. Lee Hoagland / The National

Top five places to catch an IPL game in the UAE

Enjoy all the 20/20 cricket action at a sports lounge near you – whether in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or Dubai

This April 17 don’t take our word, we’ll take yours

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 Fans braved long queues and early morning hassles to buy IPL tickets in person rather than buy them online, such has been the enthusiasm for the tournament. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Love it, hate it but IPL is too big to be ignored

The tournament steamrolls its way through life perennially from the throes of extinction to the prospect of expansion; alive one moment through its on-field spectacle, dying the next because of another off-field wrangle.

 An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day

The game propelled the unknown Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen to rock-star status.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 A view of a defaced portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korean rally on the 102nd birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung in central Seoul. Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

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Relax while shopping at The Dubai Mall – by flying an Emirates Airline A380

April 14, 2014

The Emirates A380 Experience, hailed as the first A380 flight simulator open to the public in the Middle East, allows wannabe pilots to try landing and taking off from 12 of the world’s busiest airports.

Fourteen airlines to use DWC while Dubai International Airport runways are closed

April 13, 2014

The upgrade work, which is designed to improve safety, service and capacity levels, will begin on May 1 and is set to last for 80 days.

Australia looks to Gulf funds for A$700bn infrastructure investment

April 13, 2014

Potential investments could include urban rail, roads and tunnels across the country’s major cities as well as intensive agribusiness projects.

In pictures: Emirates Airline named in top ten first class cabins

April 9, 2014

The Dubai carrier is included in the list compiled by ‘The Richest’, which ranked airlines from all around the world on their most luxurious offerings. Find out which place Emirates came.

Warburg Pincus buys Dubai-based aviation IT firm Mercator from Dnata

April 8, 2014

Warburg Pincus said that it would like Mercator to launch further products in shipping and safety, and said that “an international expansion is certainly on the horizon”.

High fliers gather for Abu Dhabi Global Aerospace Summit

April 6, 2014

More than 1,000 industry executives to attend, with astronaut Buzz Aldrin also in attendance.

Passenger found bleeding in toilet of Emirates flight

April 6, 2014

The Indian national was flying Emirates EK526 from Dubai to Hyderabad, a spokesman for the airline said.

Executive travel: airlines extend the VIP experience

April 6, 2014

First class is no longer enough for wealthy travellers, forcing airlines to up the ante once more. But, the new mode of VIP travel has little to do with fancy meals or comfy chairs.

Travel and tourism industry to add tens of thousands of jobs in UAE

April 5, 2014

Investment in the travel and tourism sector is forecast to jump by nearly 10 per cent this year, creating tens of thousands of extra jobs.

Dubai Duty Free sales up 10% to Dh1.75bn in the first quarter

April 2, 2014

Terminal 2, which focuses on low-cost and predominantly regional air traffic, had the best performance as sales grew 23 per cent after its recent expansion and upgrade last year.

Emirates’ business lounge in Dubai airport a class of its own

March 30, 2014

Executive travel: How to make the most of the Emirates Airline business class lounge at Dubai International Airport.

Qantas link with Emirates lifts Dubai International Airport to new heights

March 25, 2014

Passenger traffic through the airport rose 11 per cent last month, with Australasia the fastest-growing market, increasing by 30.5 per cent on the back of the tie-up.

Cargo operations weigh on Abu Dhabi Aviation

March 25, 2014

Maximus Air, Abu Dhabi Aviation’s all-cargo airline, faced tough competition from the cargo business of Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline it said, adding it planned to turn its operations around.

Business of business travel picks up in Abu Dhabi

March 20, 2014

GIBTM opens in Abu Dhabi Monday as the emirate tries to tap into the growing sector of business travel with increased air connectivity.